Newcastle and Watford interested in Islam Slimani

Premier League duo Newcastle United and Watford are interested in signing Algerian striker Islam Slimani from Leicester City, according to English newspaper the Daily Mirror.

Slimani has scored 10 goals for Leicester in 31 games since joining the Foxes last summer for a record £30million, which made him the most expensive Algerian of all time.

The 29-year-old is reportedly frustrated at the lack of game time he has been given at the King Power Stadium, and is willing to move on if he can find the right deal elsewhere.

Daily Telegraph

Leicester are said to be open to selling the striker, if the right offer comes in for him. A move to Watford would see Slimani link up with his former manager at Sporting Lisbon, Marco Silva, where he won the Portuguese Cup a few years ago.

Fellow forward Leonardo Ulloa has just signed a new deal at the club, and with Kelechi Iheanacho joining from Manchester City, there is a good chance that Slimani will look to move on before the transfer window closes in five days time.

Earlier in the week, Slimani scored two goals for Leicester in the League Cup vs Sheffield United, and he was recently announced in Lucas Alcaraz’s squad for the Desert Foxes.

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